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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-05-2014, 02:20 PM
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Posted By Munsoned
I just use a towel to fan air over the surface...

I just use a towel to fan air over the surface during the break. Seems to work fine for me. A fan pointed at the boil would do the same thing (as someone else already suggested).
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-05-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By Munsoned
I have the 40 qt AHS pot (but without the spigot,...

I have the 40 qt AHS pot (but without the spigot, etc.)--just the basic pot. I've been happy with it. I'm about 40 batches in--no problems with it at all. Obviously, I can't attest to the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-28-2011, 10:44 PM
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Posted By Munsoned
you say you didn't use a starter, but how much...

you say you didn't use a starter, but how much yeast did you pitch? One vial? One dry pack? Was it an ale or lager? I seem to think that the more of the brewers yeast you added, the less likely a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-28-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Munsoned
I just push the tube down the wand a good 4-5...

I just push the tube down the wand a good 4-5 inches, and use my fingers to sort of pinch the tube against the wand when in use. I haven't heard any gas escaping at the tube end, but then again,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-18-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,959
Posted By Munsoned
Does the OP sanitize the bottles (i.e., with Star...

Does the OP sanitize the bottles (i.e., with Star San) before using them (after using the Oxiclean)? If so, doesn't that solve the slime problem? Personally, I would not bottle a beer after just an...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-18-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,039
Posted By Munsoned
I brew sour beers, so contamination comes with my...

I brew sour beers, so contamination comes with my "brewery territory." I basically just try not to sneeze on the beer. ;)

J/K. I actually start with Oxiclean to clean/get the chunks out, then...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-18-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,389
Posted By Munsoned
Yes. Mine clouds up immediately too when I mix...

Yes. Mine clouds up immediately too when I mix it. I think it has to do with the mineral content of the water. The pH is the most important factor, not the "look" of the solution. If you still...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-18-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,594
Posted By Munsoned
My theory: two leaks. First could have been...

My theory: two leaks. First could have been anywhere (and may still be anywhere), hence the lost CO2 without the spill. Second one: he has a leak at the "outbound" connector at the top of the cider...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-18-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Munsoned
My non-elegant solution: buy a second 5 lb tank...

My non-elegant solution: buy a second 5 lb tank to keep in reserve. Found mine cheap (on sale) at kegconnection last year.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-18-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Munsoned
I seem to think that the freezer is either on or...

I seem to think that the freezer is either on or off (i.e., the freezer's thermostat doesn't change the "freezing power" of the unit, it just tells the unit that a temperature has been reached and...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-18-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,753
Posted By Munsoned
Looks like it would also be easy to add ice...

Looks like it would also be easy to add ice directly to the water baths to quicken the cooling process (especially after the wort gets down to a reasonable temperature--for those last few degrees),...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-03-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By Munsoned
I got the 1/2" threaded version. Made it easy to...

I got the 1/2" threaded version. Made it easy to go to HD and other sources to buy almost any type of fittings (in my case, quick disconnects). If I wanted to I could easily take them out and screw...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-03-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By Munsoned
This is exactly what I did too. The cooler is...

This is exactly what I did too. The cooler is awesome. I often get 0*F loss over an hour. It's REALLY insulated well. I think I also got mine from K-Mart after looking just about everywhere else...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-27-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By Munsoned
As noted above, the cloudiness is just the...

As noted above, the cloudiness is just the mineral reaction with the water. The pH is what really matters.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-24-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,275
Posted By Munsoned
I'd try the Oregon puree in the secondary (I...

I'd try the Oregon puree in the secondary (I definitely wouldn't boil it). I did this with an Apricot wheat a year ago and the flavor washed out in the ferment, so I supplemented with an extract,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-19-2010, 09:00 PM
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Posted By Munsoned
22529.5 + 5 g Munich Helles + 5g APA = 22539.5

22529.5 + 5 g Munich Helles + 5g APA = 22539.5
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-19-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,413
Posted By Munsoned
Also, chips have more surface area than cubes, so...

Also, chips have more surface area than cubes, so YMMV...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-19-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,413
Posted By Munsoned
For what it's worth, I added my oak cubes (med...

For what it's worth, I added my oak cubes (med toast french oak 1 oz I think) at the end of the boil and let them follow the wort into the carboy. They then sat in my flanders red for ~11 months. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-16-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 890
Posted By Munsoned
Used the one I bought from them for the first...

Used the one I bought from them for the first time about a week ago. Worked great, although I've never witnessed any other plate chiller in operation (I've only seen others use immersion chillers)...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-16-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,381
Posted By Munsoned
Volumes of CO2 correspond to the level of...

Volumes of CO2 correspond to the level of carbonation of the beer (over a few weeks assuming you leave the beer alone). Very carbonated beer has many volumes of CO2, lightly carbonated beer has...
Forum: General Techniques 05-14-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 605
Posted By Munsoned
PSA re: Chloramine for DC-Area Homebrewers

I just received this notice from WASA:

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Dear Customer,

5/14/10 -- Washington Aqueduct Returns to Chloramine to Disinfect Area Tap Water

Yearly Treatment...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-09-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By Munsoned
Do a double hinged collar with 1x8s. Then you'll...

Do a double hinged collar with 1x8s. Then you'll be able to reach the bottom to clean etc.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-28-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 886
Posted By Munsoned
BTW, my understanding is the DFH taphouses in MD...

BTW, my understanding is the DFH taphouses in MD and VA are not actually owned by DFH--they are franchised to the same group that owns Baja Fresh. Yes, they serve DFH beers there (and certainly more...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-28-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 886
Posted By Munsoned
At the Gaithersburg one there is a small display...

At the Gaithersburg one there is a small display case with shirts, pint glasses, hats, etc. No bottles of beer to go--only for consumption on premises.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-28-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 886
Posted By Munsoned
I'd add the District Chophouse to the list...

I'd add the District Chophouse to the list (downtown brewpub), Dogfish also has a taphouse in Arlington or Falls Church I think, if that's closer (just a taphouse--they don't brew there). ...
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